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Eric Kubiak from Tempe, Arizona
LET DOWN OF A BROADWAY TOUR SHOW
I’d like to start off with, Fiddler is an iconic piece of theater. The score is so great it stands up with haunting melodies years later. I was very excited that it would tour after the revival on broadway, just like Hello Dolly. While the later was an amazing tour that one has not witnessed in years, Fiddler was a total let down. This production was so cut back, that bare bones does not do it justice. The set so minimal that there was no way to portray the Fiddler on the Roof. The cast was miserable. There was no connection between the actors in a show that is portraying love against all odds. It’s descent into sub par performances began with Teyve. An actor of Israeli descent, I found lack of effort to become a character from a time long ago very disappointing. It’s rare that I cannot say one item that gave the show redeeming quality, but alas no. For once, I wished I was at home and not wasted my evening with a production that did not embrace an ounce of “Tradition” to make it acceptable.
Catherine Hayden from Boston, Massachusetts
NO, NO, NO!
What I witnessed tonight was a catastrophe of a modern classic. The entire production felt lifeless, forced, and overall just poorly coordinated. Was underwhelmed by not only the singing, choreography, but also the lackluster feeling of emotion that seemed to be portrayed from the drab sets. Traveled to the city with my mother for a well needed girls night, thought this rendition of the play we terrible, we had a wonderful time laughing at who signed off on such a production of such a well loved piece of theater. Upon leaving, while in an elevator in the parking garage, an unknown woman by herself asked us if we had just seen “fiddler”. To which we responded yes. Her reply, “well, that was long.” Nothing more to be said in my eyes.
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